Loppet Foundation

Aging as Athletes Series: Sleep Performance for Athletes

This article was posted on Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Are you searching for the fountain of youth? You might just want to check your bed. Top athletes know that good sleep leads to better performance. Conversely, poor sleep negatively affects speed, reaction times, mood and overall energy level.

Join us to understand the connection between sleep and athletic performance and aging well. Learn tried-and-true techniques to improve your sleep with experts from the Sleep Performance Institute in a special program called Sleep Performance for Athletes.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Time: 6:30 – 8:00 PM
Wirth Chalet – Fireplace Room

The session will cover:

  • Understanding normal, healthy sleep
  • Sleep’s role in amplifying performance
  • Impact of poor sleep on speed, reaction times, mood and overall energy level
  • Review of common sleep problems
  • Tips to improve sleep

RSVP to taylor@loppet.org Now!

About the Speakers and Sleep Performance Institute Co-founders

MICHAEL HOWELL, MD: A neurologist and international expert on the role of sleep and circadian rhythms in human performance, Dr. Howell is currently program director of the Sleep Medicine Fellowship at the Minnesota Regional Sleep Disorders Center, an associate professor of the Department of Neurology at the University of Minnesota, and the medical director of the Fairview Sleep Center in Edina, Minnesota. A prolific researcher, author, and speaker, Dr. Howell has received several local and national honors including: Best of 2012 Sleep Doctors by Sleep Review Magazine, 2014 Best Doctors in Sleep Disorders by Minnesota Monthly, and Top Doctors-Rising Stars by Mpls-St. Paul Magazine.

JONATHAN A. PARKER, DDS: A world-renowned educator on dental sleep medicine, Dr. Parker is currently an assistant clinical professor at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, after spending 28 years on the faculty of the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. He is well known for developing innovative techniques and protocols to improve patient care and treatment success for snoring and sleep apnea. Dr. Parker was a charter member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, and received its prestigious Distinguished Service Award in 2003.

About the Sleep Performance Institute

Sleep is a core pillar of health and performance, yet many athletes and coaches sleep poorly. We developed the Sleep Performance Institute to provide the training and tools needed to improve sleep for those seeking better performance—at work and at play. Our tailored programs deliver measurable improvement without a focus on medications.